The representative office in São Paulo supports the activities of KfW IPEX-Bank in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
KfW has been actively engaged in export and project financing in the region since the 1960s and has maintained its commitment to this important market ever since. The office was established in its present form in 2011.
The representative office in São Paulo supports KfW IPEX-Bank's business activities in the region, nurturing existing clients and identifying new business opportunities. It is the first point of contact for local companies and exporters targeting the region, acting as a liaison to the Headquarters in Frankfurt. KfW IPEX-Bank provides long-term export finance enabling buyers to purchase German and European supplies and services. In addition to structured finance transactions and tailored project finance, the bank also finances German and European foreign investment and projects which secure the German and European raw materials supply, trade loans and financial institutions.
KfW IPEX-Bank's representative office in São Paulo does not conduct any bank business of its own. Instead, its sole function is to support the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt.